PSHRE Mission Statement
Any teaching about love and sexual relationships in a Catholic school must be rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching about what it is to be truly human in Christ, what it means to live well in relationship with others and be presented within a positive framework of Christian virtue with an emphasis on the importance of healthy relationships to human well-being, as the core learning within a PSHRE curriculum.
Taught with a spiral approach to learning, in which pupils will revisit the same topics at an age appropriate stage through their school life, the programme includes science teaching about personal health, physical wellbeing, private parts of the body, growing bodies, puberty, periods, life cycles and where babies come from. It also includes sessions on basic first aid, alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse. The entire teaching is underpinned with a religious understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God.
Be introduced to the process of reproduction and growth in animals. They will be introduced to the concepts of reproduction and growth, but not how reproduction occurs.
Be taught about different types of reproduction, including sexual and asexual reproduction in plants and sexual reproduction in animals. Pupils will look at the stages in the growth and development of humans and the changes experienced in puberty.
Develop the following attitudes and virtues:
Develop the following personal and social skills:
Know and understand:
The proposed content of each module for each Key Stage can be found in the Relationship and Education Curriculum Outline Document below.
Workshops offered throughout the year: